How The Power Mad Divide UsSubmitted by Bob-45 on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 06:56
‘United we stand, divided we fall’ by Sher Azad
The ancient Greek storyteller Aesop told a tale in which a lion tried to attack four oxen, who would turn their tails to one another so that their horns faced the lion whichever way he approached them. However, the oxen quarrelled, and the lion attacked each separately in turn and overcame them.
At the end of each of his stories, Aesop would add an aphorism. In the case of 'The Four Oxen and the Lion', it was 'United we stand, divided we fall'. This ancient maxim holds true to this day.
It was to overcome the barrier of solidarity that Julius Caesar advocated the policy of 'divide et impera' - divide and rule - which has remained the guiding principle of imperialists up to modern times.